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January 30, 2013

Want to sell your own art or merchandise? Here's how

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Web.com is another site that can help you get your merchandise out to consumers. The company will build your website and provide promotions through its marketing team. The site can also help get your website and company in popular search engines like Google and Bing, which is difficult to do sometimes.

Web.com also says it will reach out directly to your customer base by sending them emails and updates on your business and new merchandise, which is extremely useful if much of your time is occupied with other responsibilities like a day job or family.

So if you want to take your business idea from your head and put it into action, you first have to find out the resources you have available to you, and also remember that putting the necessary tools together to sell your merchandise or show your art isn’t as difficult or scary as you may think.

All it takes is being brave enough to take that first step so you can get your creations out to the public for feedback, because positive feedback could be all that you need to get your good ideas out of the dream phase and into the phase of reality, which is sometimes the hardest thing to do.

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about the solicitation ordinance that will prevent groups or individuals from entering a roadway to solicit money. The Centerville City Council in June by a 5-0 vote passed the first reading of just such an ordinance. Public pressure and during a subsequent special meeting, the council voted 3-2 to table the ordinance. A second special meeting to discuss the solicitation ordinance is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 at City Hall. So, the question of the week is, "Do you or do you not support the ordinance to prevent solicitation of funds in city streets?"

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